This post presents 10 key BPMN elements, which should be learned prior to creating your first business process diagrams. These 10 key BPMN elements represent a sub-set of the descriptive class of BPMN 2.0 elements.
Graphically, a Flow is represented with an arrow between elements in a Process, Collaboration, or Choreography. BPMN 2.0 defines different kinds of Flows, which are explained in this article.
BPMN 2.0 Artifacts Similar to Flow objects or connections, Artifacts represent a group of BPMN 2.0 elements. Their aim is to provide supporting information about a...
This series of articles is dedicated to the explanation of common BPMN 2.0 terms, where this article will explain the terms Fork, Join, Branch and Merge as defined in the BPMN 2.0 specification.
BPMN diagrams are commonly treated as synonyms for process diagrams. This short article will present the last three types of BPMN diagrams (collaboration diagrams, choreography diagrams and conversation diagrams) and the possibilities for their common use.
We live in so-called “exponential times”, where companies and their businesses are evolving at an ever-increasing speed. A method for these companies to stay competitive is the continuous investigation of new approaches, technologies, and materials that enable the introduction of new products or services.
With the release of BPMN 2.0.1 in 2013, the Business Process Model and Notation became an ISO/IEC 19510:2013 standard. This blog post explains why this is important.
Process approach is a common phrase, used in modern business. However, despite of its common use, there are many misconceptions around the phrase. This blog post tries to clarify the phrase as well the related concepts.
The first two articles of the series “Supporting core BPM principles with BPMN 2.0”, presented two principles of business process management. Similarly, the third principle, ‘processes should be continuously improved’, is related to the first two, as follows...
Business processes can be observed from ‘static’ and ‘dynamic’ view. The static view of a business process is commonly represented in a BPMN-based business process diagram, which represents the ‘structure’ of a business process.